Lee Tzu-Tung is a conceptual artist from Taiwan, whose art practice combines anthropological research and political activism. Tzu-Tung has an MFA degree from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in Film, Video, Animation and New Media Program, and a BS degree from National Taiwan University in Agriculture Economics.
Tzu-Tung’s recent works focus on how one can survive, manipulate, regain autonomy through their identities, with special attention on the hegemony of Chinese Sino-centrism, the trauma of modernity, the regain of indigeneity, and the current epistemological injustice. She surfs between performances, web-art, installations, fictional and experimental films, and plays along the borders of contemporary art, academia, and politics.
Tzu-Tung experiments how art as a method can test and decolonize the contemporary form of art, technology, and authorities. Tzu-Tung’s art has been exhibited in various museums, festivals, and galleries, including MOCA Taipei (2019,2020), C-Lab (2019,2020), Cuchifritos galleries (2018), Waley art galleries (2019), ANTART online festivals (2020)…etc.
Politically, Tzu Tung had organized monthly conferences Café Philo Chicago(2016-2018), participated in NGO Overseas Taiwanese for Democracy, and editing the bilingual political magazine NewBloom. She is also the leader and visual designer for a rally of 200 people Anti-Black Box Education(2016), 40 cities wide rally Equality of Same-Sex Marriage(2016), the organizer of indigenous protest Passage of Time(2016).
Furthermore, Tzu-Tung has curated serval cross-disciplinary events, Tzu-Tung is part of a panel committee for art and political roundtable in the 2017 North American Taiwan Study Association, served as the Jury Committee Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, and the curator of an art and anthropology exhibition, Sensefield.
Tzu Tung is currently the founder of Tinyverse NPO, which facilitates transdisciplinary, collaborative art projects, and holds a series of Hackathon for Artists events in Taiwan.